Tough Love

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“For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.” Psalm 36:9

When I feel like I don’t know anything, God is the one thing that is true and constant.  Especially during seasons of my life when I know there is a stripping of everything that is familiar to me – seasons of change. During those times it is critical for me to seek the Presence of God.  Stay in His life-giving love light.

We are made in God’s image.  He is not a sissy.  Jesus was God’s human image here on earth.  He was not a sissy.  Why do we think as Christians we are off the hook?  We can’t be sissies either.  So here’s a new twist on God’s love.  God’s love is so pure that it is like acid.  It will literally melt away darkness. If darkness is in us He can melt it away.  If darkness is in someone else He can melt it away. For a visual, I sometimes go to that scene in the Wizard of Oz when the witch is melting from the bucket of water that was thrown on her. Picture God’s love as Living Water that will melt away any darkness in its path.  It will not tolerate prejudice, injustice, mockery, spite, judging or comparison.  That is how powerful God’s love is.  It melts the darkness away.

As I yearn to love like God, it’s encouraging to know the power that brings.  It brings light into the darkness like nothing else can.  Now that my friend is tough love!

1 Peter 5:6-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, 2 Chronicles 6:14-42

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